June 27, 2020 / 3:25 PM / 6 days ago

Soccer-Fortuna Duesseldorf relegated after final-day defeat

June 27 (Reuters) - Fortuna Duesseldorf were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday after losing their last match of the regular season 3-0 away at in-form Union Berlin.

Duesseldorf knew victory would guarantee avoiding automatic relegation and put them into a playoff against the third team in the second-tier.

But goals from Union’s Anthony Ujah, Christian Gentner and Suleiman Abdullahi sent them to defeat, allowing Werder Bremen to move above them and seal a playoff spot after romping to a 6-1 win over Cologne.

Duesseldorf ended up with 30 points and will join already-relegated SC Paderborn. Werder Bremen ended on 31 points. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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